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Mirza Ghasemi – A delicious dish from northern Iran

Mirza Ghasemi – A delicious dish from northern Iran

The provinces of northern Iran, by the Caspian Sea, are a very popular tourist attraction for the rest of the country. Iranians travel there for their holidays, to use the green spaces, the sea, and to savor the delicious gourmet dishes of the region. Local foods prepared in very special ways are an important part of this attraction. In this report, one of the most delicious dishes of this area will be introduced, called Mirza Ghasemi.  

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Iranian Tahdig recommended by New York Times

Iranian Tahdig recommended by New York Times

Recommending the “tahdig” as an Iranian delicacy worth trying to the readers, Sam Sifton writes in the New York Times What to Cook This Week about Samin Nosrat who, as a child, loved tahdig, which is what Iranians call the crisp and golden crust at the bottom of a pot of Persian rice.

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2018 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards for Iran

2018 Gourmand World Cookbook Awards for Iran

The 2018 Gourmand World Cookbook Award has gone to an Iranian pastry book titled “Cookies” by Samira Janatdoust from Iran. She had previously won awards for her cookery books “Modern Cooking” (2014 & 2015), “Traditional Persian Cooking” (2016), “Traditional Deserts” (2016), and “Cookies”.

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Iranian food festival in Pakistan

Iranian food festival in Pakistan

An Iranian Food Festival has been held in Karachi with the efforts of the Iranian Consulate General here following the Iranian New Year celebrations, Nowruz.  

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Nowruz traditions in Shiraz

Nowruz traditions in Shiraz

Apart from the traditional “Haft Sin” [Seven Ss] spread laid for Nowruz New Year on the spring equinox across Iran, a “Haft Mim” [Seven Ms] spread is also laid out in the provincial capital of Fars Province, Shiraz, in central Iran. These all start with M in Persian, and include chicken, fish, shrimp, masghati sweet, yoghurt, and raisins. Rhubarb yoghurt, honey, dates, butter, cheese, lettuce, and dyed eggs are also part of the spread.  

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Visit Iran stand at Fitur 2018

Visit Iran stand at Fitur 2018

Iranians active in the tourism industry will be introducing their services at the 38th International Tourism Fair (Fitur) in Spain. Fitur is one of the world’s largest tourism fairs. It will run from 7-21 January 2018 in Madrid with participating tour operators, travel agencies and other organs working in the tourism sector in Iran.

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Culinary traditions and civilization of Iran

Culinary traditions and civilization of Iran

In an interview with Persia Digest, Ruzbeh Zahraei from the editorial staff of “Nashr-e Karnameh”, said: “The cookery book by Najaf Daryabandari entitled ‘Ashpazi-e Mostatab az Sir ta Piaz” [A-Z of Delicious Cooking] currently in its 26th print represents the culture and civilization of a nation for the author. It is not merely a question of satisfying hunger.”  

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Women, Ambassadors of Friendship

Women, Ambassadors of Friendship

Local cuisine festival held by ambassadorial wives. The benefit taking place on Friday 13 October 2017 was organized by the association of Iranian diplomats’ wives and welcomed many people interested in buying a wide variety of foods available from Iran and abroad.

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